Former calls: KC0NXT, AC0CK
Shortly after getting my Technician ticket in August, 2002, I founded the Washington Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC, see www.waarc.net ). Of which I have served as President for many years. About a year later, getting my General ticket in October 2003. Then with encouragement from a friend, getting my Amateur Extra in April 2005.
Our club (WAARC) co-sponsors the Southeast Iowa Hamfest located in West Liberty, Ia. held every October, with the Muscatine Amateur Radio Club (MARC), which keeps us busy in the fall.
I enjoy mentoring new hams and promoting Amateur radio in our local communities.
I sponsor an Echolink repeater node (AB0DX, node # 343657) connected to the club 2-meter repeater (W0ARC) in which I am trustee of.
I love to operate portable with my FT-857D and Buddipole and homebrew antennas on the beaches of Florida.
Enjoy casually chasing DX, providing comms. at public service functionsand ARRL Field Day!!
Shack equipment includes an IC- 756PROII, IC-718,Heil GM Goldline-5.1 mic, Ameritron AL-811A amp, Cushcraft A3S, verticals...
I was formerly a reserve Deputy for eight years and still work full-time for a large utility company since 1986. I also own my own part-time appliance business.
Other hobbies: I enjoy playing bass guitar in my praise team band at church and love Bluegrass and southern Gospel.
I have two grown children and an understanding wife. ( They have to be...to live with a Ham!!)
Hope to meet you on the bands!
73 All, de Mark, AB0DX
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